"The fish-out-of-water premise calls for more comedy than Rings, which isn't the filmmaker's strongest suit."
Jackson's pre-LOTR movies such as "The Frighteners" and "Dead Alive" prove the opposite. Maybe it's not your style, but I look forward to what sounds like a return to funnier form.
"I find it curious that less than 20% of what's shot here is worth even watching."
Do you really let the Tomatometer dictate what is watchable? "Stooges" delivered some solid comedy here and there, including one great slapstick run in the first third of the movie that had everyone in the Gwinnett dollar theater belly laughing. Would see it again before I put myself through something as tedious as 87%-approved "the dark knight rises."
How many of these did you watch? What did you expect when you watched "What to expect?" Do you usually enjoy hackneyed romantic comedies? Are you convinced that these movies would not have been made at all without tax breaks?
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